IS TRADITION SABOTAGING YOUR TESTIMONY? (Continued)
Scripture Reading: John 9
Notice how the new birth is connected with spiritual sight. Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, came to Jesus secretly acknowledging the wondrous things He had done and that God must be with Him. Coming in contact with Jesus meant earth coming into contact with heaven. To understand what was transpiring meant the necessity of spiritual sight. Therefore, Jesus replied to Nicodemus with the spiritual fact that in order for a man to see or experience the kingdom of God, he had to be born again. The new birth comes by acknowledging our sin apart from Christ; confessing with our mouths the Lord Jesus; and believing in our hearts that God hath raised Him from the dead.
Spiritual sight comes with the new birth. A new creature exists when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Old things are passed away, including spiritual blindness. Behold, or look, all things are become new. The unveiling of our spiritual sight is a gradual process. Faith in Jesus and belief in Him are the means for us to see Him as He is through the power of His Holy Spirit.